Online Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration Organizational Leadership
Navigate the Complexities of the Healthcare Industry
The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a Healthcare concentration is designed for current and future leaders in healthcare who need to hone their skills to lead in team-based, diverse settings. Given the often complex and dynamic nature of the healthcare administration field, this concentration seeks to provide the skills necessary to lead positive change in organizations, ethical governance of programs, and increase effectiveness in the day-to-day managing of healthcare departments.
This online healthcare administration master's degree program equips students with the faculties to lead the changing healthcare environment through the development of interpersonal competencies, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning. Students who complete this degree will have learned to examine the foundational models and theories of leadership; to initiate change by applying their learning and developing their own individual leadership style; and how to solve complex healthcare administrative issues.
Immersed in constructivist, collaborative online courses, students engage in peer-to-peer exchanges, active participation discussion forums, and critical dialogue and debate with instructors to prepare them to create sustainable and positive change within the healthcare field.
The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Healthcare aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:
- Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
- Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
- Ethics: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
- Laws & Finances: Identify effective practice in healthcare operations by analyzing the complexity of the finance functions and reimbursement systems and the laws governing regulations.
- Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
- Strategic Leadership: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
- Healthcare Leadership: Evaluate and analyze leadership problems and solutions within the field of healthcare and develop an understanding of the current healthcare reform environment in the US.
- Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
- Change Management: Synthesize the major theories and principles of leadership and ethics, conduct personal and organizational analysis, and develop behavioral change strategies in healthcare organizations.
The curriculum for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Healthcare concentration begins with a professional assessment that guides you towards self-awareness and defining your own values. You then learn about how to apply those values to leadership and decision-making in the context of various ethical, economic, philosophical, cultural, religious, humanistic and contemporary worldviews.
Healthcare Leadership courses are taken along with courses from The Claremont Core®. These courses teach the engagement skills necessary to implement the ideas from the Healthcare Leadership courses.
The Claremont Core
Capstone Action Project
Claremont Core Curriculum
Engagement Skills for Creating a Sustainable Impact
In an increasingly interconnected world, leaders who want to make positive, sustainable change need to develop the critical perspectives and collaborative skills necessary to reach across traditional barriers of ideology, culture, and faith. At CLU, we put development of these capabilities at the center of our degree programs. The result is the Claremont Core®, a sequence of four innovative courses. Progress through the Core takes you through a process of self-awareness and steadily evolves towards engagement with others and society at large.
Students that are ideal for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Healthcare concentration include the following career and industry interests:
- Chief executive officer, department director/manager, health care consultant, health services director/manager, hospital administrator, medical manager or nurse manager/executive and others who have significant responsibility in the healthcare industry;
- Those from health care delivery, public health, drug and product manufacturing, health care consulting, health management systems, insurance, patient advocacy, and from legal, policy and regulatory settings.
- Potential workplaces include: ambulatory health care service, community care facility for the elderly, dental office, health clinic, home health care service, hospital, insurance company, medical and diagnostic laboratory or outpatient care center.